The Legend

The sand of time cannot be stopped. Years pass whether we will them or not...but we can remember. What has been lost mey yet live on in memories. That which you will hear is imperfect and fragmented, yet treasure it, for without you it does not exist. I give you now a memory that has been forgotten, hidden in the dreamy haze that lies behind us...

Before your grandfathers' fathers were borth, and even before their fathers, the Dragon Riders were formed. To protect and guard was their mission, and forthousands of years they succeeded. Their powers in battle was unmatched, for each had the strength of ten men. Thet were immortal unless blade or poison took them. For good only were their powers used, and under their tutelage tall cities and tower were built out of the living stone.

Wealth flowed into the cities of Alagaesis, and men prospered. Though no enemy could destroy them, they could not guard against themselves. And it came to pass at the height of their power that a boy, Galbatorix, was born.

At ten he was tested and it was found that a great power resided in him. The Riders accepted him as their own, and he exceeded all others in skill. Gifted with a sharp mind and strong body, he quickly rose among the riders ranks.

The riders grew arrogant in their power abd ignored caution. During a reckless trip Galbatorix and two friends were ambushed, his friends killed and his dragon slayed. For months he wandered, becoming more and more mad, until he was found unconscious by a kind farmer, and returned to the Riders council. When the Riders refused to grant him another dragon, Galbatorix grew mad with rage. Vowing revenge on the Rriders, he began to hone his use of dark secrets, learned from a Shade.

Then, in the dark of night he stole a dragon hatchling, and convinces Morzan, a weak-minded Rider, to join him in his practice of dark secrets and forbidden magic. Together they gained strength, and waged a war of revenge against the Riders. Twelve more of the Riders, desiring power and revange, joined Galbatorix, and they became the Thirteen Forsworn.

In the last bloody battle, Galbatorix, gained dominance over all, and anointed himself kind over all Alagaesia. And from that day on, he has ruled.


Okay I thought it wold be cool to put the Legend as the first chapter.

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